Sean and Sara hugging and drinking champagne, contained inside a magnifying glass. A silhouette of Albany, New York skyline with a blue sky with fluffy clouds for a background
Sean and Sara hugging and drinking champagne, contained inside a magnifying glass. A silhouette of Albany, New York skyline with a blue sky with fluffy clouds for a background

McKinley Mysteries

McKinley Mysteries 10 book covers

Romance. Humor. Murder. Are you looking for a murder mystery without all the graphic violence and foul language? Something that you can enjoy in an afternoon and walk away feeling good about afterward? How about a dash of humor and romance? If so, meet former detectives Sean and Sara McKinley. When a billionaire leaves them all his money, they no longer have to work, but they find themselves sticking to what they’re good at—solving murders. Undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Hart to Hart, Castle, Colombo, Monk, Rockford Files, Psych, and Magnum PI.

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: The Day Job is Murder, Vacation is Murder, Money is Murder, Politics is Murder, Family is Murder, Shopping is Murder, Christmas is Murder, Valentine’s Day is Murder, Coffee is Murder, Skiing is Murder.

The Books in the McKinley Mysteries

Day Job is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace

Albany PD detective Sean McKinley is in love with his partner, Sara, but they are just friends. That is, until a windfall could change everything. Book 1 in the series.

Vacation is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman in a white sun hat in front of an Aztec pyramid

The McKinleys’ honeymoon in Cancun doesn’t exactly go according to plan. But there’s only so much rest and relaxation two former detectives can handle anyway. Book 2 in the series.

Money is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman in front of financial ticker tape and dollar symbols

Even without their detective badges, Sean and Sara can’t get away from murder investigations. This one takes them to New York City. Book 3 in the series.

Politics is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon of a female college student with books in front of waving US flag

Sean and Sara may have retired their badges, but the rumor’s out that they solve murders on the sly, and Albany’s mayor is looking for their help. Book 4 in the series.

Family is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon maid in front of a Polaroid of a pregnant woman over an image of a nice house

Sean and Sara’s search for a maid gets messy when a woman claims to be Sara’s birth mother and shortly thereafter a dead body shows up. Book 5 in the series.

Shopping is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman in a mall

Sean and Sara get more than they bargained for when they take to the mall on Black Friday and a man falls—or was he pushed?—from the second floor. Book 6 in the series.

Christmas is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in front of a Christmas tree

’Tis the season for good cheer, and a snowy wonderland paints the perfect backdrop for the holiday…until Sean and Sara’s neighbors die in a house fire. Book 7 in the series.

Valentine's Day is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple dining on a beach with a cruise ship passing in the background

Sean and Sara jet off to Jamaica, but unfortunately, it’s not for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. It’s to rescue their abducted friend Jimmy. Book 8 in the series.

Coffee is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman sitting in a chair in her home with a delivery truck on the road outside the window

Sean and Sara’s private investigation firm has its first case—they’re off Virginia and neck-deep in coffee beans that just might be poisoned. Book 9 in the series.

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace in front of an aerial shot of a ski resort

Sean and Sara’s relaxing ski vacation goes up in a puff of powder when there’s a suspicious death on the mountain and they get involved. Book 10 in the series.

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace in front of an aerial shot of a ski resort

When a local television reporter ends up dead, Sean and Sara’s Halloween becomes even more chilling as they try to catch a killer. Book 11 in the series.

McKinley Mysteries Box Sets (e-book only)

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace in front of an aerial shot of a ski resort

In this box set, enjoy the first three installments in the McKinley Mysteries novella series and get hooked from the beginning.

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace in front of an aerial shot of a ski resort

In this box set, enjoy novellas 4, 5, and 6 in the McKinley Mysteries series.

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace in front of an aerial shot of a ski resort

In this box set, enjoy novellas 7, 8, and 9 from the McKinley Mysteries series.

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